Saturday, 12 September 2009

Mad Max 2: Road Warrior


Definitely one of the best action movies of the 80s - and there were a lot of them too!

In the annals of action movies few can compare with Mad Max 2, a full-throttle epic of speed and carnage that rockets you into a dreamlike landscape where the post-nuclear future meets the mythological past. More simply, it's also one of the most mind-blowing stunt movies ever made.

Max (Mel Gibson) the heroic loner who drives the roads of outback Australia in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defenders of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the Humungus (Kjell Nilsson), notorious for never taking prisoners when they can pulverise them instead.

When the battle is joined, the results are savage, spectacular and with Mad Max 2 on your side, screen action doesn't get any better.

Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps, Vernon Wells, Virginia Hey, William Zappa, Arkie Whiteley, Emil Minty, Steve J. Spears.

This isn't as good as the first Mad Max movie, but its well better than the third one. Back in the 90's the makers of Waterworld copied the plot of Mad Max 2, but replaced oil with soil.

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